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The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Fellows Program exposes Maryland’s college students to careers in the state sector within Maryland’s integrative transportation system.  Fellows of all majors are placed in full-time assignments in one of MDOT’s units, mentored by senior-level administrators.

With the knowledge gained at their placements, and through seminars, trips, and networking, fellows research and create a proposal to solve a transportation challenge.  The program is administered by the Shriver Center in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of Transportation.

Fellows are paid a stipend for their participation in the program.

  • Full-time Fellows: Monday-Thursday internships (32 hours), Friday weekly seminars. $3,500 stipend
  • Part-time Internships: Monday-Thursday internships (16 hours), Friday weekly seminars. $2,000 stipend


The fellowship has 4 components:


Fellows are placed in an MDOT office and perform substantive work,  full-time for 9 weeks under the mentorship of a senior-level professional


Fellows attend an orientation and seminars to strengthen their understanding of the functions of state government and policy making


Fellows attend meetings, events, field trips, and networking opportunities to connect with Maryland’s leaders


Fellows put their knowledge and skills into practice, researching and proposing a solution to a transportation challenge.

Eligibility criteria for fellows
  • Rising Junior or Senior in the summer of participation
  • Attending a Maryland institution OR a current Maryland resident attending an out-of-state institution
  • GPA 2.7 or above
  • Available June 1, 2021 – August 6, 2021
2021 Important Dates:
  • December 1 Applications Live
  • March 1- Application Deadline
  • June 1 – Program Begins
  • August 6 – Closing Celebration

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